Coming Out

The Advocate covers everything you need to know about coming out, including the latest stories on public figures who come out as LGBT. The process of coming out varies for each person. Some lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people come out to friends and family at an early age, while others lead a more private life. Activists such as Harvey Milk advocated for all LGBT people to come out of the closet, in order to help increase visibility of the cause and sway the hearts and minds of the American public. For many, the process is difficult and ongoing throughout a lifetime.

"It has been a beautiful experience with people writing beautiful, encouraging things," Manilow said before accepting the Icon award at the 2017 BMI Pop Awards.

May 10 2017 2:23 PM

Actors Samira Miley, Laura Linney, Sarah Paulson, and Portia de Rossi (Ellen's spouse) were all asked this week about the cultural importance of Ellen's coming out twenty years ago.

April 27 2017 8:45 PM

Eighteen-year-old Telizza was surprised when her online friendship with Shai turned romantic. In this exclusive clip from the reality show Catfish, Telizza comes out in advance of meeting Shai. Watch the episode on MTV on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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Photographer Maxwell Poth photographed and gathered the stories of Mormon teens coming out in Utah. This is Carter's story.

February 17 2017 6:26 AM

Photographer Maxwell Poth photographed and gathered the stories of Mormon teens coming out in Utah. This is Holden's story.

February 16 2017 6:09 AM
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